13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend Matt at her birthday party in order to impress ‘in-crowd’ ringleader Lucy. When she’s sprinkled with some birthday wishing dust and announces…

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Starsky & Hutch

BB (out of 5) The popular cop show of the seventies is brought to the big screen as an uncomfortable mix of groovy parody and straight whodunit. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson play the titular characters, two disciplinary cases on the force who are put together as an attempt by their superior officer to straighten them both…

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Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2005)

BBBB (out of 5) Ah, if only more couples took the Kurt ‘N’ Courtney approach to solving their marital difficulties, they’d end up looking as healthy and gorgeous as the stars of this highly enjoyable film. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play assassins for hire who keep their jobs secret from each other and work for opposing…

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Showgirls

0 (out of 5) Elizabeth Berkley is absolutely hideous (and strangely hilarious) as a blonde idiot travelling through Los Angeles looking for a life. Let me save you the two hours: she never finds one. What she does find, however, is the opportunity to be a star, so after doing a stint stripping at a…

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Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France/USA, 1993.  Brooksfilms, Gaumont.  Story by J.D. Shapiro, Evan Chandler, Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Evan Chandler, J.D. Shapiro.  Cinematography by Michael D. O’Shea.  Produced by Mel Brooks.  Music by Hummie Mann.  Production Design by Roy Forge Smith.  Costume Design by Dodie Shepard.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin.   Mel Brooks continues in his quest to make a…

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